Avoiding "too tight" clothing when pregnant


When a woman becomes pregnant, one of the biggest changes that she goes through is a change in her figure. Everything becomes bigger from breasts to belly and any and everything in between. This can cause women to go up a size or several sizes in clothing. Some women want to remain fashionable throughout their pregnancy and not give up their current wardrobe. Others may want to keep up with the latest fashion trends.  This is also in part due to the fact that many women think that when they become pregnant that they also have to be unfashionable.  However one can be fashionably pregnant. However one might wonder what is the big deal about wearing tight clothing while pregnant?

Wearing tight clothing during pregnancy can have many implications. For one, tight clothing can prevent the proper circulation of fluids within the body. The blood volume of a pregnant woman can double up to fifty percent which can cause swelling and discomfort. Wearing tight clothing while pregnant, especially for long periods of time can make swelling even worse.

Wearing tight clothing during pregnancy can also cause digestive discomfort. Tight clothes during pregnancy can cause the abdominal muscles and other part of the digestive tract to become constricted.  This can make conditions such as heartburn and morning sickness worse than they already are.

Lastly, tight clothing can lead to bacterial and/or fungal infections of the pregnant woman’s private area. This can manifest in irritations such as bacterial vaginosis and/or yeast infections to name a few. This is due to the fact that tight clothing allows for more breeding of harmful bacteria. This can be dangerous to the unborn child. This is especially true if left untreated. Untreated infections can lead to pregnancy complications. Complications such as preterm labor, cesarean section and/or even neonatal death.


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